Thursday, October 6, 2016

Looking for recommedations

Image: courtesy of Whole Foods market

DD has officially been DX'd with IBS and is to follow a FODMAP diet: many, many foods are off limits for the moment, glutten being a large one.  Which specific products do you recommend? We are planning a trip to Whole Foods tomorrow to grab some alternatives. TIA


Carole said...

I have of necessity been totally gluten free for over 20 years, and I can tell you that Aldi's has a lot of inexpensive, gluten free products that are also tasty, for the most part.

Belinda said...

I don't have anything to recommend, but wanted to send her good thoughts and prayers. IBS is such an awful condition to endure. I hope she is ale to find what she needs and get some much needed relief.

meme said...

I have no food suggestions...but just wanted to let your daughter know I am thinking about her, I have heard IBS can be quite thoughts are with her.

Linda said...

I was diagnosed with IBS many years ago. However, my gastroenterologist sent me to an allergist for the esophagus problem. When I finally took protonix, IBS was almost gone. I have allergies, not IBS! When I quit eating the things to which I was allergic, IBS went away entirely. What I am allergic to, she may not be allergic to.

When I gave up allergens, I gave up IBS. Whole wheat, milk (all mammal products), gums, anything with vinegar or fermented foods. I bit of vinegar in cole slaw or pickle in tuna salad does not bother me.

I would go the allergist route! She may already know what bothers her. If she has not had an endoscope, she may have eosinophils growing in her esophagus. They will become cancerous. The allergist tells me what is causing the eosinophils--lesions in my esophagus that are caused by allergies. The eosinophils have caused my esophagus to become Barrett's esophagus, and I must have esophagus stretched periodically.

What causes her gas, diarrhea or constipation. Do not go low fiber!

Precious People Preschool said...

You can make a lot of gluten free things yourself. I find things at 99 cents only often and just read labels. Whole foods like apple oranges all that stuff. Make your own salad dressing etc. The Peaceful Mom living on 28,000 a year used to post about it as her child is gluten free. Just take it slow. Like sub corn tortillas for flour.
Trader joes often has gluten free items.

Ms. Sandie said...

I am sure you have read about all the good food bad food lists. I have found lots of bobs red mill products gluten free at big lots. Since I have started the meds (a specially coated aspirin that doesn't dissolve until it's in my large intestine I have been able to tolerate some gluten.
I found this site that has dietician created recipes

Patti said...

Beware of convenience foods and sauces.

If you are looking for pasta, get brown rice pasta or make zuchini noodles.

If you want baked goods, arrowhead mills mixes are good, there is also a gluten free bisquick. The Betty Crocker gluten free brownies and cupcakes are also good.

Costco has a good gluten free bread (bit of a unicorn). Miltons gluten free crackers are wonderful!

Mostly, I eat meat and veggies with a few berries and apples and I feel good.

Rice or tapioca pudding are safe treats.

Jo said...

Tell your daughter to please be careful about gluten free products that contain gums. Xanthan gum, guar gum, etc. can exacerbate IBS symptoms in some people.
Also, the available info on IBS can be contradictory, so it is definitely best to keep a food diary and learn what your body will tolerate.
Kinnickkinnick makes some good gluten free products (they are a Canadian company, but available in US).
Sometimes a hot water bottle will help with the pain.

CTMOM said...

Thanks for the responses. Please note that she is also on a FODMOP diet. Many of the foods suggested, she can not eat while on this elimination diet protocol. She also is to follow a GERD diet, which I also need to do. I am seeking brands of mixes, food products that people have experience with. (also note what to stay away from, as they are awful). Linda-DD has had an endoscopy, a colonoscopy as well as a barium MRI of her intestines. All check out as normal hense the DX of IBS. Organic oatmeal yesteday for bfst, tuna with scallions, mayo, spices, celery for lunch, a Cheddar and scallion omelette. We'll get thru this, just want to expand her choices. I cook so up to the challenge.

Mary S. said...

You may be able to save some time in finding products at Whole Foods and Trader Joes by asking at the courtesy desk for a complete list of their gluten-free products. In the past I asked if they had such a list and they readily provided that information. Good luck to you and your daughter as you work through this new way of eating and menu planning.

-Mary S.